June 23, 2012 11:28 PM Subscribe
I just signed something a few hours ago to rent a room, and already, I'm regretting it. Is there any kind of "buyer's remorse" grace period in the state of California? I haven't given them the first month's rent or security deposit, yet.
posted by Redfield to law & government (9 answers total)
Today, I had to make a decision regarding a room I was interested in renting. I'm kind of terrified now. The reasons as to why aren't really important -- I'll just say I've found I dislike the atmosphere. I have a tendency to make stupid decisions when I get really nervous, and I think I just made one.
It's a month to month agreement, so after a month, I can leave, but the other room I was going to rent was with a friend and he won't be able to hold the room for me as he needs rent on the fifteenth of every month, and I won't have the money to give him any rent by the fifteenth so he can hold it for me until I'm free in August.
My question is, is there any kind of "buyer's remorse" grace period in California that will allow me to back out of a room rental agreement, or am I screwed? I haven't given them the deposit or the first month's rent, yet, though, we scheduled it for tomorrow night.
Did I just make a somewhat expensive mistake I'll have to live with? Is this a painful learning experience? I feel like a damn fool.